What We Believe

Our Mission Statement

The Department of Family Ministries seeks to strengthen, inspire hope, and bring healing to marriages, families, and individuals through the abundant love and saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision Statement

Prepare families for the Kingdom of God to help hasten the coming of Jesus Christ.

These statements were adopted by the Department of Family Ministries World Advisory, March 20-24, 2011.

Family Ministries Objectives

1. To proclaim the reviving and restorative message of the everlasting gospel within the context of family living. Christ is and must be acknowledged as the Savior and Head of every home. In Him, family members are at peace with God and at peace with each other. As they are drawn near to Him they…

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Focusing on people in family relationships, Family Ministries reinforces and encourages wholesome families as they pass through life's predictable stages and contend with unexpected changes in their lives. It extends hope and support to those who have been injured and hurt by abuse, family dysfunction, and broken relationships. The department provides growth opportunities through family…

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Theology of Family Ministries

Several major assumptions drawn from biblical study and theological reflection undergird Christian family ministries. 1. God is a relational being who has made human beings for relationships (Gen. 1:26-28; 2:18; Eph. 1:4-6; Rev. 4:11). God often reveals Himself to us in family terms. From Him we learn of marriage (Is. 54:5) and the parent-child relationship…

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